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Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, speaks during the first session of the 128th Legislature on Wednesday at the State House in Augusta.

LePage, House speaker agree to cooperate on new mental health facility

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Maine’s new House speaker emerged from a meeting with Gov. Paul LePage to say they agreed to a path for legislative leaders to approve a new, privately run mental health facility in Augusta by 2016’s end.

Drone being used to search for missing Bangor man

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Volunteer search and rescue personnel, who are assisting police, are using an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, to hunt for a missing local man who was last seen a week ago.

Watch Portland’s police chief explain why the war on drugs is a failure

“The criminal justice system as it is currently made up epitomizes the definition of crazy.”

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Father killed daughter, then self in Hebron, police say

Police believe a 56-year-old man shot and killed his 27-year-old daughter at their home Thursday before turning the gun on himself.

Winterport student accused of assault with a plastic knife

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It was not immediately clear what the student was charged with.

Toddlers with ties to Houlton die in NYC when radiator bursts

New York City’s use of private apartment buildings to house multiple homeless families came under fire on Thursday, a day after two children living in one of the “cluster sites” were killed in a radiator accident.

Dog attack in Wiscasset sends one woman to hospital

Efforts to break up an attack by two pit bull dogs on a smaller dog in Wiscasset sent an individual to the hospital for treatment of a bite.

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